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Decent Mexican Food in Northern Baltimore?

placidothecat Feb 16, 2011 11:01 AM

I'm looking for recs for good Mexican food in Northern B'more... Towson, Timonium, Hunt Valley, etc. Looking for something a definite cut above the chain/fast food places.


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    edresner Feb 16, 2011 11:31 AM

    If it's not too inconvenient I'd head to Pikesville and try Mari Luna. There are two, of which I prefer the Mexican Grill, which is further south on Reisterstown Road.

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    1. re: edresner
      placidothecat Mar 2, 2011 05:48 AM

      Thanks! Have been to Mari Luna Latin Grill with the Mrs., will try the Mexican Grill.

      Mari Luna
      Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD

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      kungpho Feb 16, 2011 05:38 PM

      No such thing. If you find, I'm all ears!

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        placidothecat Mar 2, 2011 05:29 AM

        OK, well I answered my own question... sort of. These two places, while not exclusively "Mexican" (in the sense of, say, the old Hacienda restaurant that was on Belair Rd.) fit the bill:

        * Pollo Amigo (Towson)
        * Tropical Grill (Cockeysville)

        My understanding is that Pollo Amigo is Peruvian, while Tropical Grill is Salvadorian. Both are excellent -- Pollo Amigo has amazing, smoky chicken, so anything with chicken as a filling is wonderful (we tried a chicken burrito and chicken enchiladas). Definitely ask for the "green sauce".

        Tropical Grill has a larger menu, including tasty pupusas, tamales and paella. The veggie burrito here was really huge, chicken tacos were excellent.

        Neither place has an elaborate sit-down dining experience, but we were after take out, so it didn't matter.

        I loved them both!

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        lawhound Mar 2, 2011 07:11 AM

        The place on York Road, just south of the Towson Library, on the west side of the street. Used to be called "Mexican Seafood Bistro"; not sure about the current name.

        Seafood Bistro
        123 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204

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          Mud Pig Mar 2, 2011 09:16 AM

          I spent several years in Baltimore while I was dating my wife and went to all sorts of restuarants around town. Best Mexican food that I found was at Blue Agave in Federal Hill. Not exactly North Baltimore, but it a cut above the rest for sure.

          Blue Agave Restaurant
          1032 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

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